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    Are these sentences natural? May 10

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Are only two of you working here this week?

    2. Normally in such a case we step back and review, but we are not going to be that today. We will motor on.


    3. Would you say that the quality of the finished product is better than what you had thought at the beginning?


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    Re: Are these sentences natural? May 10

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?

    1. Are only two of you working here this week? OK

    2. Normally in such a case
    , we step back and review, but we are not going to be do that today. We will motor on.

    3. Would you say that the quality of the finished product is better than what you had thought at the beginning?
    OK

    Thanks,
    MG
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    Re: Are these sentences natural? May 10

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    ... We will motor on.
    [AmE - not a teacher]

    This is not an idiom I am familiar with. I know there are some similar, but they are escaping me at the moment. I'm thinking perhaps "barrel forward" and "plow ahead", but I'm not sure those are correct either. Perhaps others will chime in.

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    Re: Are these sentences natural? May 10

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    [AmE - not a teacher]

    This is not an idiom I am familiar with. I know there are some similar, but they are escaping me at the moment. I'm thinking perhaps "barrel forward" and "plow ahead", but I'm not sure those are correct either. Perhaps others will chime in.
    When it comes to idioms, "the woods are full of them".


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